U.K. Bomb Designed to Detonate in Flight

A device found in the U.K. on a United Parcel Service Inc. plane bound to Chicago on Friday was designed to go off on the aircraft, Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday. U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May added that the devise that was powerful enough to bring down the aircraft.

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Days of Noah

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
—Matthew 24:37

“And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violenceStrongs 2555: chamacç, khaw-mawce´; from 2554; violence; by implication, wrong; by meton. unjust gain:—cruel(-ty), damage, false, injustice, x oppressor, unrighteous, violence (against, done), violent (dealing), wrong
Strongs 2554: chamacç, khaw-mas´; a primitive root; to be violent; by implication, to maltreat:—make bare, shake off, violate, do violence, take away violently, wrong, imagine wrongfully.
through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
— Genesis 6:13

IshmaelFYI: Ishmael is the son of Abraham through Hagar, the maid of Abraham’s wife Sarah.
Ishmael is the Biblical father of the Arab nations. •From these nations came Mohammad, who in approximately 632 a.d founded the Religion of Islam.
•The verse below is speaking directly concerning Ishmael and the nations that would come from this direct descendent of Abraham.

“And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”
—Genesis 16:12

The U.K. doesn’t believe it was being targeted in the incident because the attackers couldn’t have known the route of the plane.

“We believe that the device was designed to go off on the airplane,” Mr. Cameron said. “We cannot be sure about the timing when that was meant to take place. There is no early evidence it was designed to take place over British soil, but of course we cannot rule that out.”

Ms. May said the U.K. has no information at present to indicate that an attack in the country is imminent. U.S. officials had worried Friday that the discoveries could be a prelude to an imminent attack. U.K. officials didn’t raise the country’s threat level based on the incident.

“In the end, these terrorists think that our connectedness, our openness as modern countries is what makes us weak,” Mr. Cameron said. “They are wrong. It’s a source of our strength and we will use that strength, that determination, that power and that solidarity to defeat them.”

British officials intercepted the package at East Midland’s Airport at 3:28 a.m. Friday on a plane bound for Chicago via Philadelphia

Ms. May said she would be speaking to U.S. Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano later Saturday.

Following the incident, the U.K. has stopped the movement of all unaccompanied airfreight originating in Yemen and moving into or through the UK. Direct cargo and passenger flights from Yemen were suspended in January, following the failed attempt to bomb an aircraft destined for Detroit.

On Saturday, Mr. Cameron spoke with President Barack Obama and President Saleh of Yemen to discuss the terror plot, a Downing Street spokeswoman said. The plot was disrupted as a result of U.K. and U.S. cooperation, she added.

Mr. Cameron Saturday is hosting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at his retreat in Chequers to discuss economic issues. However, the spokeswoman said, “We would also expect the prime minister and the chancellor to cover counter-terrorism cooperation.”

British security services have in recent weeks ramped up warnings about the need for British citizens to be vigilant and the likelihood of a terrorist attack.

In a series of unprecedented public lectures, the heads of MI-5, MI-6 and the government’s electronic eavesdropping service have all warned of the dangers from al-Qaeda and the increased risk of its affiliates based in Yemen. On Thursday John Sawers the head of MI-6, the country’s foreign security service, warned of the dangers of terrorism from places like Yemen, Somalia, and North Africa.

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